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Old 11-02-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Thought I would 'Down-Size' Bad Idea.........

Shortly after I married my second wife, I bought a '72 Eagle Bus Conversion, with a great running Detroit Diesel 8V-72 in it. After I put the Harley Rack on the Front, and the second on the Rear, took the 8V-72 out and put in a 8V-92, hooked up to the Allison A/T, it was not only a beautiful rig of 46', it had Brute Strength, and was Fast as all Get-Out.
Well, the 6 MPG at 75 mph kinda 'got to me', so in '08 I let my sweet wife talk me into selling it and go back to 'Tent Camping',....... Bad Idea!
Well, we had everything we needed but after getting 6 MPG in the Eagle, I wanted to Git some Mileage........, so I bought a Prius.
My wife loaded it (pictures attached) with everything we could possibly need for a months vacation to Yellowstone.
Needless to say, my ole bones can't take 'Tenting', even on a 'Blow up' King Size Bed, so it didn't take long to get back in a RV, this time a Class C, getting 8 MPG. I previewed this and didn't see any of my pictures, but they are comical the way she packed that Prius, and still had room for our Pup.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:04 PM   #2
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Condolences my friend; the things we do for our wife__.

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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I have a Prius and I give you kuddos for packing; because that is a LOT for a Prius!

Condolences on downsizing.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:37 PM   #5
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Rule #1: Unless you have at least a 40 foot Class A, never let the woman pack!

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To a Woman, it's a HOME.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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Can we see pictures of the Eagle bus instead???
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:35 PM   #8
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Good grief! I take less stuff than that for a MONTH on the road!

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If I had to tent again, I wouldn't do it and I couldn't even suggest it to my wife!
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I can't help you with your downsize to a prius but I can help you beat that air mattress. After sleeping on the ground for 15 nights along the river the bottom of the Grand Canyon, I said there has to be a better way. There is.
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Do you bring the trees for those hammocks with you when you travel?
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You supply the trees. Once you do those hammocks are a lot better to sleep in than any bed I ever saw except maybe my old waterbed.
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What's the OCCC on the prius? 😀

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